Summer is in full swing, and with that we see more traffic on the roads, and on the water.
Whether it’s a car, boat, pedestrian or kayaker there are lots of people out there. It is very important that we are not distracted when operating any vehicle or watercraft. Pay attention to your surroundings and always look twice.
Ensure that you are following the rules of the road and water. Here are just a few great tips.
If you’re on the road:
1) Watch for pedestrians and wildlife
2) Don’t drink and drive
3) Don’t do anything that distracts you, pull over instead
If you’re on the water:
1) Be cautious of other boaters and swimmers. Don’t get too close
2) Don’t drink and boat
3) Ensure your have your pleasure craft operators card
We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer, but accidents ...
Let’s face it, at some point in our driving history we have all been distracted by one thing or another, lucky for most of us, we haven’t caused an accident…YET!
Distracted driving has become a serious issue in today’s society. The use of cell phones in cars has increased significantly. RCMP are now cracking down on distracted driving, and are handing out some hefty fines, and we couldn’t agree more…for everyone’s safety.
Here are our top 8 tips on how to stop being a distracted driver:
If your phone allows it, turn on Do Not Disturb while driving
If your phone doesn’t have do not disturb, put it out of reach
Set your GPS before your start driving do you don’t need to do it when you’re on the road.
Make sure your passengers are not a distraction. If you have children, give them something to occupy them
Avoid eating, drinking, and applying make-up while your vehicle is in motion
Keep music at a reasonable level so ...
With the first winter storm of 2018 fast approaching, the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia has released some tips to keep you prepared on the road. We all know that no one wants to be on the road during bad weather, but being prepared can make all the difference.
· Remove all ice and snow from your windshield, mirrors and side windows.
· Check your wipers and washer fluid.
· Make sure you have winter tires on your vehicle.
· Check tire pressure regularly as this can be affected by cold temperatures.
· Keep your gas tank topped up in case you get stuck in traffic.
· Carry a blanket, shovel, snacks, flashlight, emergency kit, road salt/sand.
· Check ...